A couple of weeks ago, I was in Boston and had the good fortune of attending the Body Worlds 2 exhibit at the Boston Museum of Science. I would have to say that it was perhaps the most fascinating science museum exhibit that I have ever enjoyed. Highly recommended. If it comes to your town - go see it!
From the Gunther von Hagens' Body Worlds 2: The Anatomical Exhibition of Real Human Bodies Press Release: "BODY WORLDS 2 features more than 200 real human body specimens, including 20 whole body specimens, which effectively demonstrate the relationship between healthy lifestyles and healthy bodies. Guests can compare smokers’ and non-smokers’ lungs as well as healthy and diseased hearts. Close-up studies of health ailments, depicted in the exhibition, provide viewers an opportunity to reevaluate their lifestyles and consider more healthful habits."
The plastination process allows for these actual human body donations to be preserved in a way that is simply magical.
The exhibit combines the best of Art, Science, and Learning.
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